West Palm Beach, FL - Last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a plan to invest $1.9 billion in capital improvements. These improvements will aid in the District's mission of providing flood control, restoring water quality, ensuring water supply and restoring natural systems for the 8.1 million residents of South Florida over the next five years.
"This Board is committed to prudent use of taxpayer dollars while improving our water management system," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe. "Whether it is for the protection of families and businesses or restoring and safeguarding the environment, an investment of local and state dollars in our infrastructure is crucial to achieving the District's mission."
The Governing Board approval ensures an update to the SFWMD's five-year Capital Improvement Plan that governs work on projects and infrastructure. The Governing Board budgeted $321 million for necessary capital improvements for this year alone.
Approximately $1.6 billion of the Capital Improvement Plan would be used for restoration projects, such as the massive C-43 West Basin